Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador

There are 56 organizations offering a total of 229 GoNomad Volunteer Abroad programs


International Volunteer HQ [IVHQ]

IVHQ is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in 40+ destinations. IVHQ Volunteers can choose to volunteer in either Quito or the stunning coastal city of Santa Elena. Choose from a range of meaningful projects including School Support, Environmental, Sports and more...

ELI Abroad

As an ELI Abroad volunteer, you can explore Ecuador’s amazing beaches, mountains and historic towns while working with our many partnering organizations. Teach or volunteer in human rights, health clinics, animal rescue or conservation. Ask us about a custom placement just for you. An unforgettable Ecuador adventure is just a click away.

Intercultural Outreach Initiative (IOI)

Come and spend up to three months exploring and supporting life in Galapagos! Choose from several unique volunteer opportunities that include a Galapagos Tortoise Breeding Center, Sea Turtle research and teaching English. You will have the unique and profound opportunity to make a lasting contribution to Isabela Island and its community.

Kaya Responsible Travel

Live in rural or urban Ecuador and volunteer with Kaya Responsible Travel. With over 20 volunteer projects available across multiple fields, including performing arts, medicine, and turtle conservation, anyone can find a placement that suits them with Kaya. Volunteer programs also provide the chance to learn Spanish too!

World Endeavors

  • Volunteer in Ecuador with World Endeavors

    Ecuador's vibrant culture, dense rainforests, breathtaking Andean landscapes, and picturesque beaches make it the premier destination in South America. Volunteers with World Endeavors are based near the beautiful southern Pacific Coast. Choosing on...

Projects Abroad

Spend time engaging in volunteering projects on the island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands with Projects Abroad in Ecuador. International participants can experience both the unique natural landscape of the country as well as the welcoming local people. This program offers a wide array of volunteer options, including Environmental Studies, Teaching English, and Sports.


  • South America Explorer with Gapforce

    Visit two of South America’s most iconic countries – Peru & Ecuador – and discover the lost lands of the Incas! Start your adventure in South America with intensive Spanish lessons before stepping up the adventure with an epic trek across t...

Plan My Gap Year

Live in Ecuador and explore the local culture by volunteering in community outreach programs with Plan My Gap Year. Participants can help empower women in local communities, assist in the care of children with disabilities and the elderly, focus on keeping children off the streets, and learn the best methods of organic farming. Volunteers are required to have intermediate expertise in Spanish.

Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide specializes in worthwhile and rewarding volunteer and paid work programs in stunning destinations overseas. From the moment you enquire, you will receive personalized support and guidance from experienced, well-travelled advisors. Work on a farm in Australia, volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica or teach English to children in Chile, there is a program to suit everyone!

Love Volunteers

Over the years, thousands of volunteers have trusted Love Volunteers for travel abroad that provides cultural immersion alongside the chance to help those in real need. Join us now for a safe, fun, and sustainable volunteer program in Ecuador for a truly memorable experience abroad! Check out our programs!

GoBeyond Student Travel

The service, adventure, and educational opportunities available on a lifeworks program are as diverse as the countries through which we travel. Whether you are looking to experience a new and different culture, practice your language skills, or whitewater raft through the amazon, being part of a lifeworks team will be the experience of a lifetime.

GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization

Come to Ecuador and contribute in conservation initiatives to restore the island of Galapagos to its natural ecology or help a daycare center provide children with tools to ensure success in their futures! You can also help out at an ecological center whose goal is to provide the community with the education and means to live a more sustainable life!

Volunteering Solutions

Gain a deeper comprehension of the culture, people, and history of Ecuador by taking part in one of eight volunteer placements provided by Volunteering Solutions. Volunteers may decide to engage in a health care program, work in an animal rescue center, or immerse themselves in a teaching placement.

Bright Light Volunteers

  • Galapagos: The Ecological Expedition

    Despite being a beautiful and exotic country, Ecuador and the Galapagos are plagued with poverty, lack of educational opportunities, and a battle to keep unique species and fauna alive and thriving. When you embark on this program as a volunteer, you...

Visions Service Adventures

  • VISIONS Service Adventures: Galapagos

    Venture 600 miles west of Ecuador to where three ocean currents meet, seismic and volcanic activity shape the land, and the diversity of species inspired the theory of evolution. The Galapagos Islands are a global treasure under threat. Live and wo...

Travel For Teens

We have crafted our unique programs to engender love for travel, hunger for learning, curiosity about differences, appreciation of similarities across cultures, and an understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. We look forward to traveling with you!

Pacific Discovery - Gap Year, Summer & Semester Programs Abroad

Pacific Discovery offers volunteer programs in Ecuador that allow volunteers to provide service to local communities while learning about the local culture. From conservation to community development, volunteers will be able to make meaningful contributions in multiple locations in Ecuador.

CIS Abroad

  • Service Learning in Ecuador

    Looking to lend a hand, improve your Spanish, and expand your worldview? Join us in Ecuador on this enriching service learning program! You'll be placed in a community-driven service project in one of a variety of project types, allowing you to build...

Youth For Understanding (YFU)

  • Volunteer in Ecuador

    YFU volunteers in Ecuador have the opportunity to give back to their host communities all while immersing in Ecuadorian culture and language! Students on a social work program do not attend a school in Ecuador, but volunteer with a service organizati...

Carpe Diem Education

  • South America Semester | Carpe Diem Education Gap Year

    Trek to the sprawling Incan ruins at Machu Picchu and try your hand at bartering in the indigenous markets of Otavalo. Discover traditional music, hike near the surrounding lakes and waterfalls, and visit the traditional market in Peguche. Spend time...

The National Registration Center for Study Abroad

  • Study & Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador

    Learn Spanish in group classes and volunteer in one of many projects in the city of Cuenca in Ecuador with The National Registration Center for Study Abroad. Each week, volunteers will attend Spanish lessons for 20 hours. The maximum number of studen...

Andeo International Homestays

  • Gap Programs in Ecuador

    Andeo International Homestays offers gap programs in Ecuador. Program participants can choose from an array of programs, from Spanish language courses to volunteering opportunities, or combinations of different programs. Language programs are held at...

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